Dr. Stefan Korch, LL.M. (Harvard)

Senior Research Fellow under Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Holger Fleischer

Main Fields of Research

Contracts, Torts, Corporate Law, Bankruptcy Law, Data Law, Behavioral Law & Economics, Comparative Law


Stefan Korch is senior research fellow in the working group of Prof. Fleischer at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and teaches corporate law and securities law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. His research focuses on the law of contracts, corporate law and securities law, corporate restructuring, and (behavioural) law and economics. Before joining the Institute, he served as a law clerk (Referendar) at the Regional Court of Nuremberg and worked for an international law firm in Munich and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. From 2010 till 2016, he worked as a research fellow and lecturer at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Law School and was a research assistant to Prof. Mark J. Roe, Harvard Law School.

Trained in law, economics, and business administration, Stefan holds several degrees, amongst them an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and a PhD from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. In his PhD thesis (2015), he examines how insights on actual human behaviour and preferences could be better integrated into law and economics using the example of tort law. He was visiting researcher at Duke Law School and Harvard Law School.

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